Did anyone happen to catch 20/20 a few weeks ago when it was about a bunch of different aspects of mothering? I recorded it when I saw that it was going to be about women who find the birthing process pleasurable. I thought, “Hmmmm, I should watch that since I’m planning on having more kids and I’m not messing around with another epidural that probably won’t work anyway.” I finally got around to watching it, and it seriously blew. my. mind.
The first segment was about women that find the birthing process pleasurable… very, very pleasurable, if you catch my drift. I was sitting there, mouth wide open in complete disbelief when the newscaster said that 21% of women find it this pleasurable. Whaaaaaa? I have never heard of this before! You obviously need to have a natural birth to experience the full effects of… the pleasure. And to prove their point they actually had footage of one woman who was having a very pleasurable experience, under a tree in a hot tub. I’m all for finding ways to alleviate the pain, but all that pleasure in front of nurses, doctors, God knows who else is in the room (my Dad!), well, that’s just embarrassing.
The next segment was all about these WEIRDO women who collect really lifelike looking baby dolls. Two of the women they showed didn’t have children of their own, so they carried around these dolls like they were their real live babies. They change their clothes and their diapers and have complete nurseries for them! Whaaaaa? Crazy, right? One lady actually takes her “baby” to the park and leaves disappointed if no one tells her how cute she is. And she took her baby out and about in the city and one woman stopped to tell her how cute her baby was and the “mother” let the lady go on and on and on, until the lady realized that the baby was cold, so the “mother” finally told her that she was a doll. TOTALLY WEIRD!!!
Although my mom disagrees, I found this next segment the weirdest of them all. It was about breastfeeding, which for some reason is really controversial. I’m all for breastfeeding. Both my boys were breastfed and it was great… fabulous… good times. Anywho, this was about mothers who are breastfeeding kindergarteners… and third graders!!!! They actually showed the third graders shoving her head under her mom’s shirt to nurse. Whaaaaa? Shiver me timbers, that’s freakin’ weird!! My mom said she can kinda understand, because it’s how these kids soothe themselves, similar to a binky, but I say a piece of rubbery plastic is totally different than my boob! Third grade??? Alert, alert, not okay, totally not okay. I don’t know that there is a “right age” to stop breastfeeding, but I do know that if your kid is in third grade, you passed it.
So, did anyone else see this? I know I’m probably going to catch some flack for my sarcasm. Oh well. Maybe my mean faked named commenter buddy will come out of the woodwork and lay a doozy on me. But this was just too freakin’ weird not to share with the blogosphere.